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Old 06-09-2004, 02:46 PM   #1
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Anybody know how to turn them off? GM wants a signed customer release that states they they do not advise to do this. It'* a proven fact that daytime running lights make cars more noticable. I just hate having to turn my fog lights off during the day and on at night. Any help would be appreciated...
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It'* also a proven fact that fog lights are blinding when used other than in heavy for fog.

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Remove the DRL relay (30) in the Underhood Fuse Block. Fabricate a jumper (at least #16 AWG) to jumper across terminals 30 & 87a in the socket that was vacated by the DRL relay. This will prevent DRL'* from coming on. It will also disable the DRL function of the Perimeter lighting feature. I thought this was in the TECHINFO, but did not see it. This procedure applies to the 2000+ Bonnevilles. It should not affect the fog lights.
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Repeat after me: "Techinfo is our friend!" :P

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=18
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WildMan, That'* the wrong procedure. It does not apply to the 2000+ Bonnevilles, the DRL controls are set up differently. I think the procedure that Boseman calls out is for the 96-99'*. Check it out.
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I was just thinking about disconnecting my DRL'* again today. But have a question about this,
[quote="markwb"]Remove the DRL relay (30) in the Underhood Fuse Block. Fabricate a jumper (at least #16 AWG) to jumper across terminals 30 & 87a in the socket that was vacated by the DRL relay. [quote]
So the 30 stays empty than,with a jumper wire in there, ok, but the 87a, does that have a fuse in it?

Thanks, not worried about the perimieter lighting with it, my Viper alarm changed that, my headlamps and parking flash, never the high/DRL. As for safety reasons, I like driving with the parking lamps on, but the damn DRL'* are on.
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The jumper must go between 30 & 87a, there are no fuses involved here. Look into the relay socket after you remove the relay for these terminals. You will see the slots in the socket that correspond to the relay stabs. You may need a bright light and magnifying glass to identify 30 & 87a. This jumper basically takes the place of the "normally closed" contact of the DRL relay maintaining ground for the left high beam. Hope this clears things up a little.
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WildMan, That'* the wrong procedure. It does not apply to the 2000+ Bonnevilles, the DRL controls are set up differently. I think the procedure that Boseman calls out is for the 96-99'*. Check it out.
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I never said anything about fog. I just don't like the way it looks during the day or towards night fall. Thnaks for the advice..
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Thanks again Mark, I'll give it a try one of these days.
I should just go look in the fuse box to avoid this question, but it'* raining so I'll ask.
What'* the (a) in 87a? Was in there recently but didn't notice any letters, just what # fuse does what.
How long have you had them disconnected for?
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